Northern Army commander reviews security situation in Srinagar, meets Governor

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Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on a two day visit to the Kashmir Valley today. 

An army spokesperson said that the visit is to review the prevailing security situation in the wake of recent counter infiltration and counter militancy operations which led to elimination of many militants.

“Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the hinterland formations in Southern Kashmir and was briefed by the commanders on ground about the current situation,” the spokesman said.

The Army Commander complimented the troops for their recent successes and commended them for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism. “He was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to minimise civilian causalities. The need to be prepared for effectively meeting emerging security challenges was also reinforced. Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, he exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of Kashmir.”

Later in the day, the Army Commander called on the Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan and also attended a high level Security Review Meeting chaired by the Governor. He also interacted with officials from other security agencies and Civil Administration.